We are the Treasure Map Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. Our meetings take place every Thursday, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, in the gymnasium of Faith Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD. The church is located on 4th Street and North Cliff Ave. (See Directions)
We are an Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Study Group and a Speaker Meeting. We rotate weeks between our study and a speaker sharing their “experience, strength and hope” with us.
Our Thursday night meetings are open meetings, and we do welcome and encourage spouses of the alcoholics to join us. As it states in the A.A. pamphlet, The A.A. Group (P-16):
The Difference Between Open and Closed A.A. Meetings
The purpose of all A.A. group meetings, as the Preamble states, is for A.A. members to “share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.” Toward this end, A.A. groups have both open and closed meetings. Closed meetings are for A.A. members only, or for those who have a drinking problem and “have a desire to stop drinking.”
Open meetings are available to anyone interested in Alcoholics Anonymous’ program of recovery from alcoholism. Non-alcoholics may attend open meetings as observers. At both types of meetings, the A.A. chairperson may request that participants confine their discussion to matters pertaining to recovery from alcoholism. Whether open or closed, A.A. group meetings are conducted by A.A. members who determine the format of their meetings.